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Columbia Business School just announced its essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, and the application for the Class of 2018 is now live! The essay topics are below. All essays are required unless otherwise noted.
Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)
Essay 1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (Maximum 500 words) Continue reading…
A $10 million gift from two UCLA professors will create a new marketing center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the school announced earlier this month. The gift, from UCLA Anderson Professor Emeritus Donald Morrison and his wife, Sherie Morrison, UCLA distinguished professor of microbiology, immunology, & molecular genetics, will establish the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics. The generous gift is the largest ever from a UCLA Anderson faculty member.
The new Morrison Family Center will enable academics and practitioners to use data and analytical tools to better understand consumer markets and behaviors, enhancing Anderson’s existing marketing curriculum and academic research. Continue reading…
Though essay questions tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?”
These are the fundamental questions of the entire application process; identifying clear answers will help in everything from creating a list of target schools to communicating effectively with recommenders and interviewers down the line. As such, it’s a great idea to begin drafting answers to the Career Goals essay early and often! To help you get started, here are some general pointers: Continue reading…
The new Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, launched yesterday, promises to redefine the educational experience received by both undergraduate and graduate students preparing for leadership roles in global real estate, the school reports. Formerly known as the school’s Real Estate Finance Initiative, the Steers Center will offer students one-on-one career planning with professors and mentors, as well as experiential learning opportunities through the Real Estate Clinic and Real Estate Laboratory. Consulting projects and career treks will further expand the global nature of real estate opportunities at McDonough.
McDonough Dean David A. Thomas asserts that the new Steers Center will offer students “a transformative program that provides an opportunity to engage the world of real estate through a very practical approach.” He also expects the Steers Center to propel McDonough toward its goal of becoming the premier destination for global business education, he said in a statement.
On Sunday, Jordan Spieth, a twenty-one year old from Texas, won The Masters. In 1997, a twenty-one year old also won The Masters: Tiger Woods. Amid Mr. Woods’ victory celebration, a reporter asked him if he had anything to say to the viewers back home. After thinking for a moment, he smiled and said, “Hello, world.” The day after The Masters, it only seems fitting that I borrow that iconic response as I announce my intent to reapply to MBA programs:
Hello, MBA Class of 2018 Continue reading…
IE Business School in Spain launched its redesigned International MBA (IMBA) program last week with a special event held in the innovative MadridDome tech space. The new one-year MBA program begins this month, with an inaugural cohort made up of 90 percent international students from 65 different countries.
Speakers at the kick-off event on April 13th and 14th included Netflix co-founder Marc Randolf and astronaut Michael López-Alegría, who shared why they view innovative leadership and the entrepreneurial mindset as integral to business management. López-Alegría, the former commandant of the International Space Station, underscored the importance of innovation and creativity when it comes to launching new business ventures, citing private space tourism initiatives as an example. Netflix’s Randolf stressed that the most important thing for entrepreneurs is not to have a good idea, but to put it into practice—and that learning from mistakes along the way is an essential part of the process. Business schools can and should help foster this, he said. Continue reading…
Welcome to another take of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, our weekly peek at trending topics among MBA programs on Twitter. As April is “Celebrate Diversity Month” in the U.S., we have rounded up related posts on how b-schools are supporting, researching or just celebrating diversity.
Chicago Booth shared the utility of its MBA program for any background:
— Chicago Booth (@BoothFullTime) April 20, 2015
Kellogg highlighted how it brings diverse students together to work on international strategy:
— Inside Kellogg (@InsideKellogg) April 20, 2015
While UNC Kenan-Flagler took a closer look at the STEM industry:
— MBA@UNC (@MBAatUNC) March 25, 2015
And Dean Allison Davis-Blake spoke about the diversity of the b-school community at Michigan / Ross:
— Diana Economy (@DianaEconomy) April 9, 2015
Diversity is celebrated globally, so now we turn to international programs. INSEAD delved into how diversity can support innovation…
— INSEAD (@INSEAD) April 20, 2015
…and how learning to disagree is a vital part of multicultural communication:
— INSEAD (@INSEAD) April 20, 2015
LBS explored how imitation can backfire…
— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) April 20, 2015
…but HEC Paris reminded us of a particularly valuable unifying factor:
— HEC Paris MBA (@HECParisMBA) April 21, 2015
Finally, IESE looked to post-MBA advantages of diversity:
— IESE Business School (@iesebs) April 14, 2015
Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week? E-mail email@example.com with your recommendations for what breaking MBA news we should cover next!
From Philadelphia to Los Angeles, business schools and their students are endeavoring to combat climate change at both the campus and the corporate level through innovation, conservation and awareness raising.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, for its part, is hosting the 8th Annual Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Conference. This year’s theme, “Business Takes the Lead,” will examine how business innovation holds promise for helping the world both mitigate and adapt to climate change. Continue reading…